Monday, July 8, 2013

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Monday July 8 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Coca-Cola: Things are not going better in Brampton, Ontario

Coca-Cola’s latest TV ad campaign is set to the tune of Roger Hodgson’s song, “Give a Little Bit”.  It leaves viewers with an invitation to “Open Happiness”.   But for 800 employees of the soft drink company in Brampton, Ontario, happiness may be hard to come by, and giving a little bit would be welcome.

The production ...

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Canadian professor created Kryptonian language for Man of Steel

After years teaching a course that examines constructed languages such as Star Trek’s Klingon and Avatar’s Na’vi, Christine Schreyer got the unique opportunity of creating a new language herself.

In 2011, the assistant professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus was invited by the producers of the Hollywood movie Man of Steel to develop Kryptonian, ...

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Study says medical schools should be wary of "big pharma"

A new study points out a number of areas where there are conflicts of interest between the medical profession and pharmaceutical manufacturers.


Medical students can be influenced by drug reps,free
samples, lectures by industry, and "ghost written"
articles
© CBC

The study also ranks Canadian medical schools on the policies and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Elisha Cuthbert weds hockey player Dion Phaneuf

Elisha Cuthbert might be known to people around the world for her roles on TV shows like 24, or 'Happy Endings' and parts in movies such as 'Love Actually' or 'Old School'.  Now the Calgary-born, Montreal-raised actor might be best-known to the people of Prince Edward Island, as Mrs. Dion Phaneuf.

Dion Phaneuf is the captain of ...

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Quebec town a ‘war zone’ after derailed train explosions

5 people are dead and about 40 others are missing after derailed train cars carrying crude oil exploded in Lac-Mégantic, a municipality of 6,000, about 250 kilometres east of Montreal. The multiple blasts over a span of several hours sent people fleeing and devastated the town’s downtown core.

"I saw a mushroom cloud, like an atomic bomb, explode in the ...

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Anniversary of an enduring mystery,


Legendary painter, Tom Thompson

One of Canada’s best-known painters is Tom Thompson. His work in the early part of the last century created a uniquely Canadian style and has influenced painters ever since, including the equally famous Canadian “Group of Seven”.

However, his amazing paintings and the mysterious circumstances of his ...

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Dancer says Royal Winnipeg Ballet kicked him out for doing porn

A ballet dancer is accusing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet of kicking him out of its school because he was taking part in pornographic videos.

Jeppe Hansen, 22, had danced on stages around the world and studied in Montreal, New York City and his native Denmark before joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. He was enrolled in the school's professional ...

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Record attempt: Rowing solo across the Atlantic

A Canadian woman is on her way attempting to be the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic


Trans-ocean row boats are now a very high tech,in design,
materials, and equipment
© dominique Ladcouceur

Mylene Paquette, 34, of Montreal set off from Halifax, Nova Scotia this weekend heading to Lorient ...

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Brain pulses may help stroke patients recover language

Electrical stimulation applied to the brain appears to help stroke survivors recover speech and language function, according to a study by Canadian and German researchers published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

.Between 20 and 30 per cent of people who suffer stroke have aphasia which affects their ability to grasp language, read, write ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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